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Upcoming contemporary artists over 50

Here you will find contemporary artists worldwide who are over the age of 50 years, born after 1850 and have taken over the past year the highest percentage gain in attention in the art scene.
A score of 100 points in the year before is one condition for the selection, as well as an overall score of at least 2000 in the years since 2004.



ranking name nation lives in born born in medium total AR-points gain 2016
1 Gordon Parks US New York 1912 Fort Scott, KA photography 3938 67.9%
 
2 Danny Lyon US New York 1942 photography 3353 67%
 
3 John Akomfrah GB London 1957 Accra, Ghana video / film 5144 60.5%
 
4 Josef Sudek CZ Prag 1896 Kolin photography 3623 60.2%
 
5 Kishio Suga JP Tokyo 1944 Morioka, Iwate mixed media 3173 59.3%
 
6 Stuart Davis US New York 1894 Philadelphia, PA painting 3503 54.3%
 
7 Rufino Tamayo MX Mexico Stadt 1899 Oaxaca de Juárez painting 2989 52.2%
 
8 Tetsumi Kudo JP Tokyo 1935 Osaka mixed media 2386 51.1%
 
9 Andrew Wyeth US 1917 Chadds Ford painting 2269 47.9%
 
10 Zao Wou-Ki CN Paris 1921 Peking painting 2578 47.7%
 
11 Hans Hofmann DE New York 1880 Weissenburg painting 3529 46.2%
 
12 Richard Misrach US Berkeley, California 1949 Los Angeles photography 3911 45.4%
 
13 Jay DeFeo US San Francisco 1929 Hanover, NH painting 2726 44.7%
 
14 John McLaughlin US Sharon / Massachussett 1898 painting 2491 44.5%
 
15 Michael Buthe DE Bad Godesberg 1944 Sonthofen painting 7557 44.2%
 
16 Georgia OKeeffe US Santa Fe 1887 Sun Prairie painting 5780 43.2%
 
17 Helena Almeida PT Lissabon 1934 performance 3160 41.3%
 
18 Do Ho Suh KR New York 1962 Seoul mixed media 5010 40.8%
 
19 Martin Puryear US Chicago 1941 Washington sculpture 5490 40.7%
 
20 Sonia Boyce GB London 1962 London painting 2941 40.7%
 
21 William N. Copley US Key West, FL 1919 New York painting 5388 40.6%
 
22 Betye Saar US Los Angeles 1926 Los Angeles mixed media 2913 40%
 
23 Isamu Noguchi US New York 1904 Los Angeles sculpture 4208 38.8%
 
24 Peter Downsbrough US Brussels 1940 New Jersey photography 3173 38%
 
25 Constant NL Utrecht 1920 Amsterdam painting 3754 37.1%
 
26 Edith Dekyndt BE Tournai 1960 Ieper installation 4714 37.1%
 
27 Tadashi Kawamata JP Tokyo 1953 Hokkaido sculpture 3724 36.7%
 
28 Channa Horwitz US Los Angeles 1932 Los Angeles painting 2829 36.4%
 
29 Július Koller SK Bratislava 1939 Piestany mixed media 3208 36.2%
 
30 Liu Xiaodong CN Beijing 1953 painting 3769 34.5%